[adv., n. uhp-toun; adj. uhp-toun]
to, toward, or in the upper part of a town or city: He rode uptown on the bus.
moving toward, situated in, or pertaining to the upper part of a town: Take the uptown bus.
of, for, or characteristic of affluent people; elegant, stylish, or luxurious: uptown fashions; uptown tastes.
the uptown section of a town or city: Uptown is less crowded.

1830–40; up- + town

uptowner, noun
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uptown (ˈʌpˈtaʊn)
adj, —adv
1.  towards, in, or relating to some part of a town that is away from the centre
2.  such a part of a town, esp a residential part

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Word Origin & History

1802, "the higher or upper portion of a town," from up + town. As this usually was the residential portion of a town (especially a port) the word had overtones of that. Specific meaning "more prosperous area of town" is recorded from 1946.
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Example sentences
But after a while, they move uptown, into the formal economy.
Then it's back into the subway and a few stops further uptown.
These restaurants have an uptown look of elegance and often uptown prices as well.
He convinces her to marry him and soon after the wedding, he exchanges life in the clinic for an upscale practice uptown.
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